11 June 2011 Basil Shrimp and Peas

Adapted from Welland, Dianne. 14-Day clean eating meal plan. Clean Eating Magazine. (Vol. 4, Issue 5). June 2011. p 77.

Basil Shrimp and Peas
Copyright © 2011. Adrien Bisson.

My Comment: The idea of eating “clean” appeals to me – we try not to eat much of anything that has been processed and we try to eat more whole grain foods.  It is less expensive to make-our-own and keep out of the middle aisles of the food store.

A good substitute for the shrimp making this purely vegetarian would be baked tofu — something to pick up the basil and lemon flavors.

Ingredients

1/2 lb. cooked shrimped (shells removed)
2 cups cooked brown rice
2 cups cooked peas
1 cup shredded basic
2 tsp lemon zest
juice of one lemon
one onion
small amount of olive oil for cooking

Method

1. Start the rice. I used 1 cup rice to 2 cups water. Begin by bringing the water to boil, add the rice, cover, reduce the heat to simmer and let cook untouched for 20-25 minutes.

2. Boil the shrimp (shell on) in water. When they are done, drain and set aside. Cook the peas (frozen or fresh).

3. Heat a small amount of oil in a deep fry pan, saute onion on low. Add the shrimp, lemon juice and lemon zest. Add in 2 cups of the peas – well drained. Just before serving add the basic to the mix.

4. Serve by either scooping up a serving of rice and topping with the shrimp mixture, or if mix the brown rice into the shrimp mixture, toss and enjoy.

Clean Eating claims this makes 2 servings — way to much for us. We made 4 servings out of this.

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